> Haha, that's an interesting name for this piece of music. But actually,
> this piece was "borrowed" from Pearl Harbor's scene for the
> Doolittle Raid (launching the US planes off their carrier). So it's hardly
> "Japanese" in that way, I think, but it still represents
> victory, triumph especially in times of battle or preparing for battle, in
> And it's a really good cue (I used to listen to this often, as I loved the
> militaristic drums leading the way into a glorious finish). I was a *bit*
> surprised to hear Zimmer re-use it, but it was used well and really fit
> the final battle sequence. But I wish it was on the soundtrack itself so
> we could hear exactly how it was re-worked for the "Samurai"
> (out of curiosity, because composing/arranging is just fascinating ).
Actually if any of you want the track, it doesn't appear on the soundtrack itself, but it is available on the iTunes music store. If you don't have iTunes, you can download it at iTunes.com, then just go to the soundtrack section of the music store, or put in a search for Hans Zimmer. It's called "The Final Charge", and iTunes is the only place I've seen it.